Quick facts for Andhra Pradesh Elections
|Assembly Constituencies ||175|
|Ruling Party||YSR Congress|
|Cheif Minister||Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||A. Kali Krishna Srinivas|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||P. Puspasreevani|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||K. Narayana Swamy|
|Deputy Cheif Minister||Amzath Basha Shaik Bepari|
|Opposition Leader||Chandrababu Naidu|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Shri N Ramesh Kumar|
|Address||H' Block, South wing,GA(Elections) Dept. |
A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2019 Summary
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results
Previous Election Results
Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2019 Summary
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 - Party Wise Election Results
Previous Election Results
|State||Party||Number of Seats|
|Andhra Pradesh||Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party||22|
|Andhra Pradesh||Telugu Desam||3|
Andhra Pradesh Assembly By-Election Result 2017 - Nandyal Constituency
|Candidate Name||Party Name||Votes||Satus|
|Bhuma Brahmananda Reddy||Telugu Desam Party||97,066||Winner|
|Silpa Mohan Reddy||YSR Congress||69,610||Runner Up|
|Abdul Khader||Indian National Congress||1,382||2nd Runner Up|
Andhra Pradesh Lok Sabha Election 2014 Summary
The results declared for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were not surprising as Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) have won the majority of the seats in Andhra. TDP has won 16 seats while TRS has won 11 seats.Indian Natioanl Congress INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) managed to bag only two seats and three seats respectively. While the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSR) has won nine seats in the state. The Andhra Pradesh (AP) state gives a total of 42 members to the Lok Sabha. The first general elections were held in 1956 in the state and it has participated in another set of general elections in 2014. The Congress and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) were generally the ruling parties in the state. Congress has ruled the state maximum times since the beginning of elections in Andhra. At present, there is President's rule in the state after the resignation by its Chief Minister, Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, due to the division of Andhra and formation of the separate Telangana state. Andhra's politics was ruled by YSR Congress and TDP and opinion polls also predicted their victory in the 2014 elections. BJP who has lost its charm in AP, also tried to improve their position in the state during their campaigns.
About Andhra Pradesh Elections
The 16th Vidhan Sabha election for the state of Andhra Pradesh will take place in April-May 2014. The current term of the Assembly is going to end on 2 June 2014. Andhra Pradesh has a total of 294 seats in the Vidhan Sabha. In 2009, 158 seats were won by the INC (Indian National Congress), although this time, the state's politics is especially turbulent, given the formation of Telangana.
Andhra Pradesh is located in South of India and is a Telugu speaking state in the country. The first general elections were held in the state in 1956 for around 249 constituencies, that represented around 26 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Since 2009, the state has around 294 seats for 23 districts. In the year 1958, the state was declared as bicameral till 1985.
The Indian National Congress party won most of the state elections from 1953 to 1983. There were 10 chief ministers from the year 1956 to 1983.
In 1983, however, there was a lot of change in the political scenario. N.T. Rama Rao, established a new party called the Telugu Desam party and within nine months of its formation, the party was voted to power and NTR became the chief minister and was the first from the non-congress party. But the party broke into two parties as the then state finance minster Nadendla Bhaskara Rao chose to separate and form the state government with the support of Congress. Later on again NTR came into power in 1984. In 1989 the congress came back to power with Marri Chenna Reddy as the chief minister and was in power till 1994.
NTR appointed his son-in-law as the revenue minister in 1994, when he was the chief minister. But due to the influence of the wife of NTR, his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu became the chief minister and the party now came to be called as TDP (NTR). In the year 1996 NTR died and his wife succeeded after him. Chandrababu Naidu became the next chief minister for 9 years till 2004. After that the Indian National Congress again came into power and made Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy the chief minister.
Changes were taking place fast and a separate Telangana state was demanded by the people in that region. In 2009, the central government announced the process of the new state, but controversy arose as the city of Hyderabad was also one of the ten districts of Telangana region. Today the decision is on a hold till the parties come to a unanimous decision.
Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy became the chief minister again by defeating Praja Rajyam Party and alliances. However, he died in a helicopter crash in 2009, following which Konigeti Rosaian became the chief minister in 2009. But he soon resigned and Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy was sworn in as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. But now due to the protest because of the formation of Telangana Kiran Kumar Reddy has resigneda and President's rule has applied in the state till the next Government is formed in the state.
The state of Andhra Pradesh is comprises of a Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly, lower house) which has 294 seats and a Vidhan Parishad (legislative council, upper house) which has 90 members. Out of these, 31 members are elected from local bodies, 31 members are selected from the assembly, eight members are chosen from the teachers, eight members are selected from graduates, and 12 members are nominated by the Governor. 42 members represent the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Parliament to the Lok Sabha, the Lower House and 18 in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House.
Issues of the state
The decision to divide Andhra Pradesh into Seemandhra and Telangana has raised many issues for the people of the state. The bifurcation has many economic implications.
It is believed that the bifurcation of the state will be damaging to the other regions as most of the income of the state of Andhra Pradesh comes from Hyderabad and the execution of welfare programmes would not be possible in other regions if the state is divided.
b) Employment & Education:
The youth of the state feels that after the division, educated people of the backward regions like those in Rayalaseema will be denied employment opportunities.
Sharing of water and energy resources will be a major problem. Bifurcation of the state will also lead to water problems in Andhra & Rayalaseema as Telangana is on the upstream of Krishna & Godavari rivers
Political Parties in Andhra Pradesh
The political scenario comprises of parties that come from the national level and the state level. You can see five prominent national parties and two state parties here.
|The national parties of Andhra Pradesh are:|
|Bhartiya Janata Party||Bahujan Samaj Party||Communist Party of India||Indian National Congress|
|The prominent state parties are:|
|NTR Telugu Desam Party||Telangan Rashtra samity||All India Majlis e Ittehadul Mislimeen||Praja Rajyam Party|
|Lok Satta Party||Majilis Bachao Tehreek||Andhra Pradesh committee of|
|Anna Telugu Desam Party|
|Mana Party||Nava Telangana Praga Party||People's democratic front||Rajyadhikara Party|
|Telangan Communist Party||Telanga Janata Party||YSR congress party||Telangana sadhana Samithi|
There are many more parties that contest in the elections held by the state government every five years.
Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election Results:
Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council
The legislative assembly comprises of 294 seats and contest in the elections whenever they are held. The majority of seats won will form the government. The legislative council does not have as many powers as the assembly. Here the members are elected by the assembly. In total the council comprises of 90 members.
42 members represent the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Parliament to the Lok Sabha. For the Rajya Sabha both the houses nominate members jointly. YS Jaganmohan Reddy of the YSR congress party swept crucial by-poll by winning 15 seats out of 18 assembly constituents including the Nellore Lok Sabha seat. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi won one seat and the Telugu Desam Party drew a blank. The Congress won 2 seats. Check the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) of Andhra Pradesh...
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Andhra Pradesh
The CEO of Andhra Pradesh heads the State Election Commission. P. Ramakanth Reddy is the CEO for Andhra Pradesh. He can be contacted at 27544500/27535858 (office) and 27544428/27544580 (fax). One can also email him at [email protected]
The Chief Electoral Officer is responsible for the voters' education, implementation of the Model Code of Conduct, and regulation of the instructions issued by the Election Commission of India from time to time.
The toll free election helpline number is 1950.
Last Updated on Feb 20, 2020